Spanish spinach omelette

Spanish spinach omelette

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

The leftovers of this tasty tortilla are perfect for tomorrow's lunch - for the office or the kids' lunchbox

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
209
protein
12g
carbs
11g
fat
13g
saturates
3g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
0.46g

Ingredients

  • 400g bag spinach leaves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and finely sliced
  • 10 eggs

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Method

  1. Tip the spinach into a large colander and bring a kettleful of water to the boil. Slowly pour the water over the spinach until wilted, then cool under cold water. Squeeze all the liquid out of the spinach and set aside.
  2. Heat grill to high. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and gently cook the onion and potato for about 10 mins until the potato is soft. While the onion is cooking, beat the eggs together in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir the spinach into the potatoes, then pour in the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, then flash the omelette under the grill to set the top. Ease the omelette on to a plate, then flip over back into the pan. Finish cooking the omelette on the underside and turn out onto a board. Serve cut into wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2007

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poshpause's picture

Carolyn, its as Karina says - microwave the frozen spinach on defrost until its thawed, then place it in a seive and push against the seive with the back of a spoon until most of the water is removed. Then include it with the rest of the ingredients. Your omelette turns out rather more green than with the fresh spinach, but if you're okay with that, then it doesn't really matter. :-)

kassis's picture
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This turned out quite well, easy to make and delicious. I will make this again, only next time I might parboil the potatoes as I found that 10 minutes was not enough to get them soft. I think you could use frozen spinach, maybe microwave it to thaw it and then squeeze out the excess water as with the fresh spinach.

scottydog's picture

Has anyone used frozen spinach for this - if so, how do u do that?

alison's picture

I didn't have any spinach but left over cooked veg from Sunday lunch; cauliflower, peas, new potatoes and carrots. I also added a bit of grated cheese. Any veg cooked veg could be used. Yum Yum! Very tasty.

alien_sushi's picture
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I really enjoyed it - although I had heard that with correctly made spanish omelette the yolk should still be runny - but I'm not sure if that's true. I make this quite a lot, though I don't bother being too precise - I don't need to cook for lots of people, so I just put in much smaller amounts of everything. Sometimes i shove other stuff in as well like courgette, it's very versatile. Great recipe!

girlwiththemostcake's picture
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I halved the ingredients as I only needed enough to serve two people and it worked fine. There was still a portion left over for lunch the next day. This is a really easy recipe and it really doesn't matter if you don't have the spinach- as long as you have eggs, potato and onion it would be fine as a plainer omelette. There's no end of things you could add to it instead. This recipe would be a great way to use up things like cheese, ham, mushrooms, peppers etc.

amzydoodles's picture
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I cooked this for a couple of friends last night, put some chorizo in a couple of minutes before the spinach! They loved it, so did I!!

nicolerobinson's picture
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One way to get my husband to eat spinach!!!

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